Skip to comments.Kerry's Words Do Damage to Democrats
Posted on 11/03/2006 12:45:11 PM PST by meg88
Kerry's words do damage to Democrats
We must ask Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry the same question David Letterman asked Hugh Grant after Grant was arrested for soliciting a prostitute on a New York City street: "What the hell were you thinking?"
As most people know by now, Democrat Kerry, just a week before the crucial mid-term elections that could see his party take back control of the House of Representatives and, possibly, the Senate, made what can only be categorized as a massive blunder. Kerry's off-the-cuff remark has been interpreted as saying members of the military who served -- or are currently serving -- in Iraq are not particularly smart.
Kerry danced around the statement, claiming it was a bad joke gone worse, but in the last throes of an election cycle in which the Republicans were spinning into chaos, the Massachusetts senator gave them an opportunity to bring out that old saw about those wanting to get the military out of Iraq being anti-troops.
In the hours after Kerry's unbelievably idiotic statement, here in New Hampshire the Republican distraction machine was moving faster than the speed dial on a phone call-blocking program.
Republican incumbent 1st District Congressman Jeb Bradley issued a statement Wednesday calling for Kerry to apologize and calling on his Democratic opponent Carol Shea-Porter to join with him in calling for the apology.
Even Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Coburn is attempting to make political hay with Kerry's statement. He urged incumbent Democrat John Lynch to return the $4,000 Kerry donated to Lynch's campaign.
Kerry, with a single thoughtless statement, has breathed new life into faltering Republican campaigns all across the country.
His lack of thought, his monumentally poor sense of timing and his personal arrogance as exhibited in his reaction to the furor his remarks have created should be a clear indication to members of the Democratic Party's leadership that Kerry's days as a standard-bearer for the party -- and, perhaps, even his days as a senator from Massachusetts -- should be numbered.
-- Portsmouth Herald
"David Letterman asked Hugh Grant"
Doesn't anyone fact check anymore?????? JAY LENO was the one to ask Hugh Grant that.
They know the goose is cooked. Kerry did frag his own party.
"Kerry's Words Do Damage to Democrats"
Glad to see when these phonies accidently show thier true colors.
It only hurts Democrats because what Kerry really said is what most Democrats think and Kerry provided a needed reminder.
If Kerry had said "You know, our friends at Al-Qaeda are praying six times a day for a Democrat victory", it would have the same effect.
Keep the microphone in front of this A$$ PUPPET!
Sounds like the Potty-mouth Herald wants the democRATS to win
Hari Kerry or not, it won't be long before we start hearing about "stolen elections" and "disenfranchisement" and all the other usual claims after Republicans win.
Sort of reminds me of Donna Shalala's remark back in the Clinton Administration: "We didn't send the best and brightest to Vietnam." ... That one still stings.
I saw a Dem advisor on Hannity and Colmes last night who said no way had it damaged them, they've gained in the polls since Kerry's "joke"!
Didn't a Saturday Night Live Skit have a similar response to Walter Mondale about his pledge to RAISE taxes? "What the hell were you thinking?!!"
The NY Times said he misread prepared remarks and this rag says it's an off-the-cuff statement. These MSM clowns can't even keep their story straight.
Here we go again! Kerry's comments about Iraq are being used by the Republicans to distract us from Iraq.
Got that? Iraq is being used to distract us from Iraq.
Is this typical liberal logic? (rhetorical question)
It will be music to my ears!
Kerry's terrific gaffe was very auspicious, time-wise. His insult to the troops lasted throughout several news cycles, took the attention off the Dem message (whatever it's supposed to be), and did it all in time to occupy the print and internet media throughout the whole last week of campaigning.
Forget about the weekend. Voters tune out all the crap while they are doing their weekend things.
Minds are made up. Not even the gay pastor thing or the nuke weapon website thing will have any viable effect now.
The last thing voters are going to remember on Tuesday is the elite snob Kerry insulting the troops, the president, and all the friends and relatives of the troops.
It's dee-licious, it's dee-lightful, it's dee-lovely!
This is the excuse they've cooked up to explain the impending failure of their Dem takeover predictions next week.
John Kerry = the reusable political suicide bomber!
As one Freeper put it. He strapped a belt of C4 on and then hurled himself into DNC headquarters.